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2 dead, 2 injured after shell goes off in Faizabad Cant area

Press Trust of India  |  Ayodhya (UP) 

A woman and her 8-year-old son died and her two other children were critically injured Thursday when an army shell they were trying to dismantle went off near the area, police said.

Firing and training of is a routine practice in the area.

According to police, the explosion took place when the woman, identified as (30), and her three children were trying to open an unexploded heavy to take out brass.

They found the in the vicinity of the

SP (City) told that Nishad and her one child (8) died while her two children (7) and (5) were critically injured.

The people living in periphery of the Cantonment area use to collect missed and unexploded explosive devices, possibly grenades or mortar shells to take out the brass used to make the explosive devices, the SP (City) said.

say that scrap dealers men usually enter the prohibited areas of the Cantonment firing range and collect fired bullets, brass shells of fired bullets and some time they get unexploded grenades or mortars containing lot of brass.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 23:15 IST